Mini Firecracker Pop Rock Cakes

June 28, 2016

Mini firecracker pop rock cake are crackling with flavor.  This colorful 4th of July dessert is a great way to involve the whole family in the festivities.  Boxed cake mix is the secret to crafting this treat because it makes for quick and easy preparation.  The Pop Rocks mixed with the sanding sugar truly make this dessert special, especially for the kiddos. While they are watching fireworks blast in the sky, they are also experiencing their own party. 

Mini Firecracker Pop Rock Cakes
Recipe from PopSugar


1 box white cake mix, like Duncan Hines
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 large egg whites
Red and blue food coloring
Simple syrup, for dipping
Red, white, and blue sanding sugar, for decorating
1/4 cup vanilla buttercream frosting
3 packages Pop Rocks candy
Black licorice ropes, cut into 1-1/2-inch long pieces

For full recipe instructions, watch the video below.

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